One of ADA’s dearest and most venerable allies, William Wagner of the Great Lakes Justice Center and Salt and Light Global, recently tipped us off to a nefarious attempt to undermine the representatives of Michigan’s citizenry and usurp power by LGBTQ activists and the Michigan Civil Rights Commission! This is a very real threat to legislative authority and the rights of the people to hold accountable their representatives in Lansing. Read his warning for yourself below.
LGBTQ Civil Rights Commission to act outside its constitutional authority and change the meaning of Michigan's Civil Rights law.
The Great Lakes Justice Center, on behalf of state legislators, filed a detailed response explaining how Michigan's Constitution authorizes the legislature, and not the Commission, to amend a Michigan statute.
The LGBTQ activists improperly invite the Commission to add "gender identity and sexual orientation" to the protected categories in Michigan's Civil Rights Act by merely issuing an "interpretative statement." The activists incorrectly claim the Commission has the legal authority under both state and federal law to add the new categories. Their news release falsely further claims that such an interpretive statement would provide special protection and remedies for those claiming to fall within the new categories. A simple review of Michigan's Constitution and statutory law exposes the inaccuracy of activist's claims. On behalf of the State legislators, the Justice Center's response calls on the Commission to not unconstitutionally exercise legislative authority reserved solely to the State Legislature.
David Kallman, Senior Counsel with the Great Lakes Justice Center, stated: "The Commission must reject EM's invitation to 'interpret' Michigan's civil rights law to mean something our legislature explicitly rejects. Even if the Commission agrees with the request, the Commission has the constitutional duty to enforce the laws passed by the legislature, not make up its own laws." He further stated: "We must not permit the Commission to usurp the Rule of Law and the Legislature's constitutional role as our politically accountable body via administrative fiat. Any attempt to enact and enforce such legislation under the guise of an interpretive statement will be immediately challenged in court and will not be upheld."
Please plan to attend the Michigan Civil Rights Commission Hearing to exercise your constitutional right to petition the government on September 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.:
333 E Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
Your business, your freedom of religion, your freedom of speech are all at stake.
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Also, consider joining William Wagner and other like-minded conservatives at the:
Sponsored by Salt & Light Global
Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
An Educational event to celebrate the signing and ratification of the United States Constitution. Celebration includes educational round tables to learn, participate and engage in topics related to the US Constitution, buffet dinner included.
Our key note speaker is former Chief Justice Robert Young of The Michigan Supreme Court, Prof. William Wagner, President, Salt & Light Global, and other members of the Salt & Light Team.
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